Niamey, Niger: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Niamey, Niger? If you're planning to go to Niamey, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Niamey, Niger

Based on the climate and weather in Niamey, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Niamey, Niger

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Niamey, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Niamey, Niger by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to Niamey in January, you will notice that it is really hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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February

If you visit Niamey during February, you will probably find that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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March

Traveling to Niamey in March, you will notice that it can be sizzling, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

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April

If you vacation in Niamey during April, you are likely to find that it is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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May

If you visit Niamey during May, you may see that it can be sizzling and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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June

If you are traveling to Niamey in June, you will notice that it is blindingly hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

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July

If you vacation in Niamey during July, you might notice that it is really hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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August

August for Niamey is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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September

If you vacation in Niamey during September, you might notice that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

If you go to Niamey in October, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot, somewhat hazy and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

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November

If you visit Niamey during November, you might find that it is scorchingly hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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December

Traveling to Niamey in December, you will notice that it is consistently hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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Activities for Niamey, Niger

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Niamey.

If you are intending to go to the lovely Cathedral de Maorey, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

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